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Review of Aegean Thesaurus Tour Company

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Review of Aegean Thesaurus Tour Company

A friend and I used Aegean Thesaurus to book our trip to Greece last June, and it was the best decision we made! The service was phenomenal, from their email exchanges before we even booked our trip to help us come up with our itinerary, to the contact we had with them during our entire stay in Greece. Athens was our "home base", but we went on several tours and traveled to two of the islands (Santorini and Sifnos). Booking with Aegean Thesaurus made our trip easy and enjoyable. We were actually in Greece during the riots and ferry strikes (June/July 2011), and they handled all the necessary changes to our arrangements, even going so far as to come up with an alternate plan to get us to Athens for our last few days of touring and then ensuring we were able to catch our flight home. They really went above and beyond, and since neither of us speak Greek and would have had huge problems rearranging our tickets and transportation, their help was amazing and made what could have been a stressful situation into a safe and easy travel experience. I highly recommend Aegean Thesaurus for booking all your tours/hotels/transportation!

Yorkshire, United...
Destination Expert
for Peloponnese
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4,977 posts
33 reviews
39 helpful votes
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Totally agree. They are very helpful especially for Sifnos if you turn up without a room. Their office there is close to the port and they will always find you a room.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 post
53 reviews
34 helpful votes
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This agency is top-notch--friendly, efficient, dedicated, and honest. I used Aegean Thesaurus this year for my four-week study abroad program (University of Utah), which entailed numerous bookings for hotels, transfers, ferries, etc. Not a single detail was overlooked, and on the few occasions when adjustments had to made (once because a student arrived late from the States and once because sites were closed due to the Greek elections) a simple phone call (in one instance) or email (in the other case) to the agency brought an immediate response and remedy. And--get this--such excellent service cost no more than my study abroad trip the previous year, when I made all of the arrangements and bookings myself! Apostolos, the head of the agency, handled my study abroad program, but after my students went home I spent another two weeks in Greece with a side-trip to Turkey, and the bookings for the Greece-part of this extra time were handled by Sandra. Once again, every detail was attended to, and everything was as smooth as could be. I'll be using Aegean Thesaurus again next year for my study abroad program.

Randall Stewart

University of Utah

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2,433 posts
51 reviews
60 helpful votes
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I have used Aegean Thesaurus travel many times and highly recommend them.


New York, NY
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8 posts
28 reviews
31 helpful votes
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As a result of reading these great reviews of Aegean Thesaurus, my husband and I decided to use them too. It was the key factor in the success of our first trip to Greece this May. We are experienced independent travellers and have been to many parts of the world without using a travel agent. But this time news reports of strikes and demonstrations, plus incertainties about future ferry schedules, made us feel that we needed a capable local facilitator in case complications arose. We were planning a trip that included not only Athens and the Peloponnese, but also two islands - Santorini and Sifnos - that are not well connected even in the best of circumstances. Barbara Vaccarella at Aegean Thesaurus (located in Apollonia, Sifnos) turned out to be the person who helped put it together. She is very knowledgeable, responds quickly to e-mails, anticipates concerns, makes suggestions that improve your own plans, and is flexibly efficient when changes become necessary. When we were in Sifnos we dropped into the company office and gained the impression that the rest of the staff would also provide excellent service.

Seattle, Washington
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7 posts
79 reviews
62 helpful votes
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I'll be brief -- they were really helpful. They seem to always be online when we had (due to our error) an issue. The combination of their guidance, and some looks at tripadvisor, got us hotels we liked a lot. Their connections were flawless. My only gripe, but I guess this goes with the territory, is they get you to airports very early :).

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